What is C.E.R.T.?

Community Emergency Response Team - Training to be prepared. After 8 weeks of extensive training, dedicated people have committed to serve in their neighborhoods by doing the "most good for the most people, in the least amount of time".      FREE C.E.R.T. Community Emergency Response Teams Training

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First Alert Notification Updates
The Regional Joint Information Center (JIC) is your best source for timely and accurate information when emergency conditions exist in the greater Harris County area...

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Lions ALERT Program
Lions are continually involved in disaster relief around the world. The Lions ALERT program strives to provide specific direction to the 46,000 Lions clubs and help them to be more efficient in providing short and long term support to disaster victims.

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Stand Up for Texas Public Schools
Our website is a part of a campaign to help Texans learn things about their public schools they may not have known and encourage them to support those schools to be the best they can be. Texas public schools are impressive, but they need our support. Let's encourage our friends and neighbors to "Stand Up for Texas Public Schools"! ...

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Youth Preparedness Camp
The mission of the Texas School Safety Center's Youth Preparedness Camp is to increase emergency preparedness in Texas communities by providing youth with emergency response, action planning, and leadership skills that enhance their capacity to assist their local communities in creating a culture of preparedness.

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Citizen Corps
Local Citizen Corps Councils are part of the USA Freedom Corps and have been established as the result of a presidential initiative after the September 11th tragedy. The purpose of forming local Citizen Corps Councils throughout Texas is to focus on opportunities for Texas to participate in a range of volunteer measures...

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Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains volunteers to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members give critical support...

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Fire Corps
Fire Corps is a partnership between The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the International Association of Fire Chiefs' Volunteer Combination Officers Section (VCOS), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the White House's USA Freedom Corps Office...

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Volunteers in Police Service
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is managing and implementing the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program in partnership with and on behalf of the White House Office of the USA Freedom Corps...

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Medical Reserve Corps
After September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans responded by volunteering to help in any way they could. Many more Americans asked, "What can I do to help?" The Medical Reserve Corps brings volunteer health professionals and others together to supplement existing local emergency plans...

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Neighborhood Watch
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Neighborhood Watch Programs have expanded beyond their traditional crime prevention role to help neighborhoods focus on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and terrorism awareness. The Neighborhood Watch Program draws upon the compassion of average citizens, asking them to lend their neighbors a hand.

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